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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-24
Age / DOB:  (43) / 8/4/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Jeff Gordon dominated the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but the team employed the wrong pit strategy at the end of the race and finished only 10th.
Gordon led the most laps with 161, earned NASCAR’s best Driver Rating at 138.2, and posted the best average running position of 2.052. The team decided to stay out on old tires when nearly everyone else pitted. Frequent cautions spoiled that plan and when Gordon eventually came in for tires he was mired deep in the pack. Nov 17 - 12:57 PM

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Jeff Gordon posted a lap of 180.747 mph during the third and final session of qualification for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He won the 200th pole for Hendrick Motorsports and the 76th of his career.

Gordon knows that the only way he will garner any attention is to lead laps and challenge for the lead. He will not want to be ignored on Sunday, which will be motivation to dominate the Ford 400.
Nov 14 - 7:19 PM

Success is the best revenge and that is what Jeff Gordon will be seeking at Homestead. He won the 2012 edition of this race in a season when he was mathematically incapable of winning the championship and this year could be the same.

Gordon has been strong here since the track reconfigured in 2003. In his last 11 Homestead attempts, he has earned six top-fives (55% of the time), eight top-10s (73%), and nine top-15s (82%)
Nov 13 - 2:18 PM

Jeff Gordon was best in class and finished second to Kevin Harvick, but it was not enough to advance to the final round of the playoffs. He finished second in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k and came up one point shy of tying Ryan Newman in the standings. If he had tied Newman, he would have advanced on the tiebreaker.

Gordon also failed to lead a lap during the afternoon, which would have given him the point he needed to tie Newman. Gordon finished second in two of the three Eliminator races and was battling for the lead when he got a tire cut down at Texas. His 29th-place finish in that race was the real reason he failed to advance.
Nov 9 - 9:09 PM

Jeff Gordon has earned three second-place finishes and another fifth in seven short, flat track races this season. If he wants to qualify for the Final Four at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he is going to need to run that well again.

Gordon does not control his own fate even with a second-place finish if one of the drivers below him in points wins the Quicken Loans 500k. Practically, he needs Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, or Ryan Newman to have some sort of problem that drops them outside of the top 15 in order to feel safe.
Nov 6 - 10:11 AM

NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from those two teams also have been penalized.

"Behavioral penalty - involved in a post-race physical altercation with a driver on pit road": Jeremy Fuller (#5 crew member), Dwayne Doucette (#24 crew) and Jason Ingle (#24 crew); each fined $25,000 and suspended for next six Cup points races. Dean Mozingo (#24 crew) fined $10,000 and suspended from NASCAR for next three Cup points races. "Crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members": Kenny Francis (#5 crew chief) and Alan Gustafson (#24 crew chief) each fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points races.-NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
Nov 4 - 7:39 PM

A series of bad decisions took Jeff Gordon from contention for the win of the AAA Texas 500 to one lap off the pace in 29th. He took the outside lane when most restarts had been dominated from the inside and failed to notice Brad Keselowski dive-bombing him entering turn one on the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. Contact between the two cut Gordon’s tire and sent him spinning; he lost a lap trying to change that tire.

As bad as Gordon has been on restarts all season, it is notable that his undoing, with one race remaining before the reset, came just after the green flag waved. He still controls his fate, but he is fourth in the standing—11 points behind third and 13 out of first. Gordon has a one-point advantage over the elimination bubble.
Nov 3 - 10:17 AM

Jeff Gordon struggled to find speed in Saturday morning’s practice session. He posted only the 29th-fastest single lap at 189.820 mph and recorded the fourth-slowest 10-lap average.

In the early minutes of final practice, Gordon was still struggling. At this salary cap, he might prove to be a bigger gamble than players are comfortable taking.
Nov 1 - 2:21 PM

Jeff Gordon came within 1/1,000ths of a second of matching Matt Kenseth’s pole winning speed and will line up second to start Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. Gordon’s speed was 199.291 mph.

Gordon started much further back in 12th this spring but was still able to advance to second and challenge Joey Logano for the victory. If he stays out of trouble this week, he should be considered a lock to finish in the top five.
Oct 31 - 7:59 PM

Jeff Gordon finished second in the Duck Commander 500 this spring and he has been second in two of the last three races on this track type this season. He finished that well at Chicagoland and Charlotte.

During his career, Texas has not been one of his better tracks, but this spring’s success will make the team hopeful. A solid top-five may be enough to give him the points needed to advance to the Championship round at Homestead.
Oct 30 - 6:01 PM

Jeff Gordon overcame a mid-race speeding penalty on pit road and clawed his way back into contention for the win. He came up one position short in second, but that was enough to give him a narrow points’ lead with two races remaining in the Eliminator round

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s win denied Gordon a chance to get the automatic advance to the Championship round, but with that victory at least two of the Chase contenders will advance to Homestead on points, so Gordon made the most of this situation.
Oct 26 - 6:17 PM

Jeff Gordon not only had the second fastest single lap in the Saturday morning practice session for the Goody's 500, he posted the quickest 10-lap average with a speed of 97.344 mph from his laps five through 14.

One of the reasons Gordon has won eight races on this track is that he knows how to set up a car for long runs and that will serve him well on Sunday.
Oct 25 - 12:10 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the second fastest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Goody's 500. His top speed of 97.699 was 7/100ths slower than teammate Jimmie Johnson.

Gordon stumbled in qualification and will roll off the grid 13th. He mistimed his lap, however, and went out while the track was cold. He should still be considered one of the favorites for Sunday’s race.
Oct 25 - 10:00 AM

Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Goody's 500. His top speed was 99.250 mph.

Starting position is critical at Martinsville, but mostly because it indicates who rolled off the hauler fast. Gordon’s best opportunity to win and automatically advance to the Championship race will come this week and he wants to take full advantage.
Oct 24 - 1:29 PM

Martinsville represents Jeff Gordon’s best chance to win during the Eliminator round. He has eight victories on this track with the most recent coming in this race last year.

Gordon swept the top five on this track in 2013 and probably would have added another in the spring if not for damage sustained in an accordion-style accident early in the STP 500. If he misses, it will probably be by a narrow margin and he should finish in the top five.
Oct 22 - 7:07 PM